Sal Khan is also known as Salman Khan is a founder of the Khan Academy. He is also an American Educator, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and a great Mathematician. He has created a sensation in the world of education by developing an online education platform where you can find around 6500 video lessons on various subjects, especially focusing on science and mathematics. He also owns the Khan Lab School, which is a traditional school that is associated with Khan Academy. In addition to wearing many hats, he is also a former hedge fund analyst.
Sal Khan Net Worth 2019
The Net Worth of this educator is estimated to be USD 1.5 Million. His academy and YouTube channels are greatly contributing to his net worth.
Biography of Sal Khan
|Full Name||Sal Khan|
|Birthdate||11th October 1976|
|Birth Place||Metairie, USA|
|Residence||Mountain View, USA|
He was born on 11th October 1976 in New Orleans. His father’s Jamal Khan is a famous pediatrician who hails from Bangladesh and his mother Mahooda is from India. He developed an interest for calculus during the school days when his uncle was solving those problems.
Sal has lots of interest in art and wanted to make a career as a cartoonist or an architect. He attended Grace King High School in Louisiana. He has a passion for playing guitar and singing. With the interest in theoretical physics, he went to M.I.T. He graduated from MIT with three degrees, i.e. Bachelor of Science in mathematics and completed B.S in electrical engineering and computer science and has completed his Master’s in Electrical Engineering.
He worked with Oracle in California and went back to Cambridge and Harvard School of Business to earn an MBA degree. This is the place where he met his soul mate who is a Pakistani woman. However, he knew this lady from MIT. Her name is Umaima Marvi. After taking a break from the career and earning a degree from Harvard, he resumed the work an analyst with Hedge Fund in Boston. Though he was working as an analyst, the interest in education was persisting in him.
In 2004, he also took up tutoring as a part-time job to mentor his young cousin on the telephone. Over two years, he has added many more friends and relatives to attend his online classes. He also developed software and started publishing lessons on YouTube.
Sal and Umaima Marvi got married in the year 2004 and have two kids named Imran who is 4 years of old and Diya who is 2 years old.
Start of Khan Academy
In 2009, he quit his job and started a non-profit organization with the name Khan Academy. He got the financial aid from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and many other contributors globally. Today, this academy has over 50 employees. This online academy is receiving a huge response day by day and adding 25 to 40 million users. He has produced around 11,500 videos on various subjects and attracted a huge number of subscribers, i.e. 3.5 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. Khan has set an aim to keep on expanding the educational videos.
- In the year 2012, Sal Khan was listed in the Time as one of the 100 powerful individuals on the planet
- Forbes has featured his story on the cover page with “$1 Trillion Opportunity”